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    Grower Champagne Anyone?

    Last Monday happened to be one my favorite days of the year.  Why, you ask?  Well, it just so happened to be the annual Grower-Producer Champagne event from Terry Theise [...]
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    Get Lost

      Security and uniformity are the enemies of growth and enlightenment.  People are all victims of their own insecurities, so don’t let others impact how you feel [...]
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    German Love

    As my tribute to the inexplicably mesmerizing wines of Deutschland, this article is titled after the song “German Love” by one of my all-time favorite indie bands, [...]

Wine & Spirit Features

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    Tannat: A Friend with Healthy Benefits

    April 16, 2013 // 4 Comments

    Now here is a grape you may have never encountered before.  But don ’t worry, it’s not because you’ve been living under a rock.  Because these wines are so far under [...]
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    To Dosage or Not to Dosage?

    January 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

    So just what in the hell is dosage?  Technically speaking, it’s the final addition to sparkling wine that’s composed of a mixture of cane sugar syrup and wine – thus [...]
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    Bermet: A Serbian Treat

    September 5, 2012 // 2 Comments

    Sophisticated in style yet luscious to the touch, Bermet is a fabulous sweet wine nestled within the limits of Serbia.  Typically boozed up with between 16-18% alcohol, [...]

Stories from Abroad

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    Taroko National Park: A Photo Essay

    November 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

        A magical place where a bridge connects you to the true spirit of you.   Where mighty gates greet your arrival: a moment of awe.   Such serenity [...]
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    A Midsummer Night’s Adriatic Dream

    August 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

    I once dreamt of a mystical place where a medieval village nested upon an enchanted fjord hidden from the world by a series of majestically jagged mountains.  This kingdom, [...]
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    Get Lost

    May 13, 2014 // 4 Comments

      Security and uniformity are the enemies of growth and enlightenment.  People are all victims of their own insecurities, so don’t let others impact how you feel [...]
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    ‘Taro’ and the Indigenous World

    April 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

    This video clip for ‘Taro’ by Alt-J displays an inspiring montage of scenes from the 1988 film “Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation.”  For those who aren’t [...]

A Day in the Life

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    Brunch for One

    January 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

    It’s Sunday morning.  You’ve slept in after a night out of drinks.  First thing you do is yank yourself from the blankets, clumsily step into the shower, get dressed, [...]
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    The Liberties of Liberty

    October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

    In honor of the upcoming Election Day, it seemed like a fitting time to reflect on what our liberties really mean to us.  The official definition of liberty includes the [...]

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